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IIE's Construction Division brings together members who are involved in all facets of the construction industry, such as design, value engineering, project management, research, safety and ergonomics. With these combined resources, we hope to bring to the construction industry a rich supply of knowledge, innovation and experience that can have the kind of positive impact that IEs have long used to bring the manufacturing and service industries to superlative levels of performance. Review the Construction Division mission statement.
May 31- June 3, 2014Palais des Congrés de Montréal, Montréal, CanadaTrack: Construction DivisionDeadline for Abstract Submission is Friday, Nov. 22, 2013
Abstracts are required to be between 100 to 200 words.Abstract submission site: https://www.xcdsystem.com/iie2014/Conference website: www.iienet.org/annualClick here for more information, areas of construction in which abstracts are welcome, and important deadlines.
Dear Division Members,
This is a special moment for our division since it was founded 10 years ago. As most of you know, we have had only one president in the name of Dr. Lincoln H. Forbes. As the founding and only president the division had known since inception, his vision, foresight, enthusiasm, and determination to follow through resulted in an IIE Division with 1,600 members currently. This happened within 10 short years and is an accomplishment we should all be proud of. Please join me in thanking Lincoln and the members of the board of directors who worked with him to make this happen. Thank you for a job well done.
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We are continuing to break records year after year, thanks to the incredible direction of Dr. Lincoln Forbes. Let's come up with more creative ways to Top 2,000 under the leadership of Al Attah!
Looking for aspiring leaders to get us to Top 2,000 members! Contact Bobby Smyth.
Control your project's plans and schedules By Dr. P.K. Joy
Despite the absorption of all the latest knowledge into project management and construction techniques, huge time and cost overruns do continue to plague mega construction projects the world over, with corresponding retardation in development programs. This menace calls for urgent attention of leaders in the construction industry as well as project owners. Read the full article.
This month's message from the editor is a simple quotation and a request.
Quotation (sent in an email from IIE rock star, Mike Deegan): "For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side-effect of one's dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one's surrender to a person other than oneself" - Viktor E. Frankl
Request: Check our guest author, Sam Geroulis's article on Pre-Fab and send him feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org. He is collecting a multitude of data and looking to share more with us in the future.
Happy fall - go Bucks, Bengals and Panthers (plus whomever your favorite team is) ...
Bobby Smyth, newsletter editor
The emergence of pre-fabrication & its role in productivity improvementBy Sammy Geroulis, Project manager for AMEND Consulting LLC
Prefabrication is not a new activity; in fact, nearly 95 percent of construction industry players utilize it in some way, with more than two-thirds of these firms engaged in the practice for the last five-plus years. However, McGraw-Hill research has found only 37 percent of this sampling to be currently employing these actions at a "high level" (i.e., on more than half of current projects)1. Though the concept of producing/assembling large batch building components off site has existed since the early 1900s, such practices have often battled against stigmas of "cheapness" or "poor quality" – despite proving to be a key component behind the swift erection of many world-class superstructures over the last century. Read the full article.
I hope everyone has had an enjoyable summer! With a new academic year starting comes a wave of new opportunities. Knowledge to learn, friends to make, and experiences to have. For me personally, as the smells of autumn fill the air, I feel like a clean page has been turned, and I can begin a whole new story. Drawing from the experiences of the past year and summer, I have a more profound sense of what I want to accomplish, the person I want to be, and where I want to take my passions. I hope that for all of you individually, you feel some similar drive to ignite your passions and set new goals for yourself. Whether that’s to get a 4.0 GPA, learn a new language, or land that dream internship or job, don’t ever stop following your passions and improving yourself. I would like to thank Al Attah and all the leaders within the Construction Division for their tireless work to make the division the best it can be. At the IIE National Conference in Puerto Rico this past May, the leaders assembled an outstanding Construction track, full of industry speakers, research, insightful new ideas about the construction industry, and the countless opportunities that exist for IEs.
What I would love is to hear from you all, our members, your ideas for the division, how it’s helped you, and how we can improve. Please don’t hesitate to contact me at email@example.com, or post on our social media pages, with any feedback or ideas you might have. With this pearl of wisdom, I wish you all a successful start to the new-year and continued success within IIE! "The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand." – Vince Lombardi
Social media is NOT going anywhere – come on construction division, let’s get with the program!Like our LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter pages – TODAY – then find a way to Montreal.
The Construction Division invites members to submit articles on construction topics through our publications committee for publication in the monthly Industrial Engineer magazine. We would like to see IE-related articles about construction included in the Industrial Engineer magazine on a regular basis, and we are starting by determining which members are interested, and the topics that they would like to write about. At this point, we would just like to see a brief outline of the topic(s) that you wish to write about. Following that we plan to provide you with the detailed publication requirements, such as the format and length to be observed for each article. By working together, we can organize our articles in a sequence that will be most interesting and informative for our readers. Please contact Bobby Smyth.
International Correspondents - The Construction Division has a special opportunity for members who wish to serve as international correspondents.
Mentoring and Internship Opportunities for IE Students in the Construction Industry - One of the goals of the Construction Division is to assist members in becoming actively involved in the construction industry.
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To get involved, contact Lincoln Forbes at (305) 995-4801.
Volunteer leadership is the heart of IIE and its technical divisions.